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, hot temperatures. >> yes, a beautiful day in store for us, tom? >> indeed. tom kieran in the storm center4. we have had the humidity lowered overnight. look at what's happening over the last 12 hours. yesterday afternoon/evening we had the passing thunderstorms. a lot of thunder and lightning. mainly south of the metro area. and now it's all settled. we have got a weak area of high pressure that is pushing in. temperatures are comfortable. all those areas in green are in the 60s. fairfax, prince georges counties and right in the district in the low to mid 70s along the tidal and potomac and near the bay. at the beaches, near 70 there. out of the mountains in the low to mid 60s. as well as parts of the shenandoah valley. a beautiful start to the sunday morning. your day planner for this sunday, lots of sun this morning. a delightful morning. it will be mild. still not a lot of humidity during the afternoon. somewhat lower humidity, but temperatures climbing to near 90 degrees by mid afternoon. by then, some clouds beginning to build. and we'll have just a slight chance of an isolate
is organizing in areas it left before u.s. troops pulled out of iraq last december. >>> in just a few hours, the suspect in the colorado shooting rampage will be in court. angie goff has more. >> holmes is due in court at 11:30 our time. the suspect and the public defender will go before a district judge. the hearing is expected to be brief. the 24-year-old is accused of killing a dozen people and injuring scores more during a midnight premier of the latest batman film. no charges are likely to be filed today. eventually several charges are expected. right now we're learning more about the suspected shooter. they say holmes stockpiled thousands of bullets and head-to-toe ballistic gear. we're hearing a batman gas was found inside his apartment after booby traps were cleared. aa voice mail greeting was described as freakish. right now the suspect is in solitary confinement, not cooperating with authorities. >> the most important thing is that we put this evidence together and assist the prosecutor in holding this person accountable. we will convict him. >> police are still trying to determin
ceremonies. nbc's kevin tibbles is here with us covering all of it. good evening. >> brian, talk about the highest of drama on the opening day. the greatest swimmer of all time at these games against the challenger who says he wants to be king. well, tonight, ryan lochte dethroned michael phelps. >> phelps in lane four -- >> it was a showdown like no other on the olympic stage. 14-time gold medalist michael phelps taking on the challenger, ryan lochte. >> there are two major duel that's we would have between lochte and phelps. this is the first one. and i think, my opinion, is the most important one because it sets up the momentum for the rest of the olympic games. >> reporter: they call the men's 400 individual medley the toughest race of all and phelps has owned it. winning gold in athens and beijing. eight grueling laps. but at this morning's preliminaries, phelps was sluggish, barely making the cut by the narrowest of margins, .07 of a second. and he wasn't happy. phelps was trying to save energy for the final, to the point where he almost missed it. >> he has to be able to manage
for the u.s. capitol is screened. pitney-bowes says he was a contract employee. back in his apartment complex in kropf ton, we found black tape over the peephole. no sign of a forced entry. police say prescott came peacefully. alan caven says he knows him. what do you make of something like that? >> unbelievable. >> you no el this guy? >> that doesn't sound like him. that's pretty crazy. >> reporter: in the end, it was a team of cops from two counties, and agencies from atf that worked to tamp out this threat. >> what was going on was a significant inns didn't in the county. we think a violent episode was avoided. >> reporter: so far no criminal charges against prescott. the investigation is still ongoing. officially, though, they say now he's fired. live in prince george's county, pat collins, news4. >>> thank you, pat. some of the people who used to work with neal prescott are going told not to talk to the media tonight, but some of the people who work in that came capitol height park are quite shaken by the news. that facility is home to the tabernacle of praise and worship church.
and that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform to save -- >> i probably would have not used the term in that crowd obama care because he personalized it and all of a sudden it seemed more like he was talking about the president. >> reporter: but romney figures keeping health care as the top issue will help him in november and this why republicans staged another vote. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> well, the inexternal report on what penn state did or did not do during the jerry sandusky years is set for release this morning. findings could be explosive if what the piemted investigators said back in november was confirmed. that, quote, failures by the school may have enabled the misconduct to occur in it not being reported. chris clackum has the details. >> reporter: about three weeks after jerry sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing boys, the university braced for more bombshells. results will be released online on thursday morning. while nothing is official much of it is expected to be critical of the late joe paterno and what he did or did not do when told b
of our country we call the bread basket, the section of the u.s. that feeds its share of the world, is burning up right now. the worst conditions they've seen since 1956. the governor of illinois says his state has never seen anything like this. he calls it a disaster of epic proportions. over one-third of the u.s. corn crop is in big trouble. over half the country is now affected. the problem is forecasters can't point to any rain on the way. it is where we begin this evening with nbc's kevin tibbles in walker, iowa tonight. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, this is corn country and it is parched. these would usually be fully formed ears of corn by now. in this state they're pretty much worthless. and farmers at the grain elevator behind me in walker say they know their yields are going to be way down this year. many are starting to wonder whether they'll get any crop in at all. many farmers are throwing up their hands and looking to the heavens. >> we've done all we can do and it's up to the good lord to supply the water and send it on time. >> reporter: more than half the
from passengers on a flight from new york to madrid. tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, how are you? >> reporter: good morning. delta flight to madrid, 206 passengers on board. it left new york at 8:00 but soon after turned back to jfk and escorted to a remote location on the runway after a passenger spotted something that looked very suspicious. on the floor of a lavatory, a straw with wires in it. the crew notified on board air marshals and then a female passenger began having difficulty breathing as she pointed out another male passenger she thought was the last person into the lavatory. the male passenger denied going to the rest room or having anything to do with the wires but the air marshals and crew became concerned that the female passenger might be part of a diversion. listen to the pilot talking to the tower when they were on the ramp but before police boarded the plane. >> we have a lady that is on oxygen that the flight attendants want paramedics for, but we think she's the one that is supposed to be the decoy to keep looking at the gentleman that was playing wi
see here, lightning. a lot of us saw that last night. the damage nowhere near as widespread as our last big storm, but a lot of communities are feeling the effects. >> and some are waking up without power, just as they believed they had gotten it all back for good. pepco's numbers are holding steady around 360 outages right now. that's down from nearly 3,000 earlier this morning. northern virginia was the hardest hit, and dominion power is reporting about 3,700 customers are still in the dark. bge's numbers are now quickly shrinking, down almost to 900 in the past half hour to right around 1,000 customers in the dark. >> tom kierein's here now. some folks still dealing with a little rain and maybe some other things this morning, too. >> a little thunder and lightning, but most of the severe weather we had last night is long gone, and the big news is cooler weather moving in, thanks to this stalled front that's been giving us these passing showers and thunder showers. that's the moving color you see on storm4 radar. right now, a closer view showing moderate downpours, these areas in
with the national network to end domestic violence to collect bras for people in women's shelters. they want gently-used bras or new ones. that's often one thing those shelters don't get. >> they are very expensive, bras are. they are happy to collect those at soma boutique. >> we have a bin we can throw them in. see if we can make it. >> i don't feel lucky today. >> yes, you are. can i tell you why i'm so excited today? >> why? >> there's a guy on our show named paul sykes. >> you're psyched. >> i'm psyched! one day i went to nashville and they have a bluebird cafe where they have singers, some are accomplished, some are new. they perform and you watch. >> they sit with their guitar and piano and sing a song. >> i was with friends of mine. i listened and cried. we are starting a segment called "spotlight today". >> this is what i took with my iphone. let's try to enjoy it. you can't hear it or see it, but you'll hear and see him in a little while. >> i just met him on the steps. he seems very psyched to be here. >> he'll be singing a beautiful love song. >> "my epitaph." i'll be on the lookout for tale
, often in water. in chicago tourists found a new use for the iconic bean sculpture. shade from the sun. >> what did you think when you saw the shade? >> oh, let me in there. let me in there. >> this is really cool. guys did a good job. >> literally cool. >> it is cool here. >> reporter: a few blocks away heat buckled the pavement. >> this is happening across the country from wisconsin to texas. you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> reporter: in st. louis where it broke 100 degrees for the eighth straight day air conditioning repairmen worked overtime. >> i worked yesterday. >> reporter: today more record highs. at least 20 cities from atlanta to as far north as wisconsin. forecasters say relief may be just around the corner. >> we are looking at this pattern change to take place by the end of this weekend and certainly by the beginning of next week. it's going to feel much more comfortable especially for the middle of the country. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after last week's storms. outside washington, d.c. most of lisa's neighbors
and he don't regret taking trayvon's life. had he stayed in his vehicle, trayvon would be with us today. >> i don't know he says he doesn't regreat aching his life. he says he wouldn't have done anything differently. he also says i can't imagine what it must feel like, i pray for them daily and then he also said this, and it getting a lot of attention this morning, "i feel it was all god's plan." mrs. fulton, what's your reaction to that? >> i think it's ridiculous. i wish trayvon was here to tell his side of the story. i don't believe it's god's plan for him to kill an innocent teen-ager. >> he said he was only pursuing your son that night and he said he only got out of of the car to give an exact address to the police. do you think that's what happened this evening? >> matt, it speaks for itself when you listen to the objective evidence. just listen to the 911 tapes. there's so many inconsistencies when they listen to those tapes. >> we don't know who initiated the confrontation between your son and george zimmerman. we do know it turned violent, both reached for a gun and it ended wi
with that. mark potter, thank you so much. 7:18. here is natalie. >>> so many used social media sites to stay in touch with friends. now a growing number of police departments are turning to them to help solve crimes. nbc justice correspondent pete williams has details. good morning, pete. >> reporter: this is the version to generate tips from the old days of wanted posters to crime stoppers on television, now social media. twitter, facebook and increasingly youtube. sheriff's deputies in hillsboro county, florida wanted to find a man who stole a canned drink and used it to attack this convenience store clerk. they posted the surveillance video on youtube. someone who recognized the attacker called in the tip. within two days he was arrested and has since pleaded guilty. just this week, police in akron, ohio wanted to know who was using stolen credit cars to buy things at local stores. they posted this surveillance video hoping to generate tips. it's part of a growing trend, police expanding their reach using social media to assist investigations. maryland posted this video vo of a fl
are joined by mike sidell in washington. what can you tell us? >> good evening. by the way atlanta set an all time high of 106. we thought it would get a couple of degrees cooler. hit 106. it took the city 32 years to break that all time record but only one day to tie it. in oo louisville, kentucky four consecutive days with 100 degree heat. in south carolina the heat index of 116. planning a break on monday with temperatures still 5 to 10 dgz above average. on july 4th the core of heat shifts west. on friday storms knocked out power to 200,000 customers in chicago. winds were clocked at 80 miles per hour. it is much smaller and showing no signs of growth both promising signs. if they make it to d.c. it would be after midnight if they make it here. they would be much weaker. >> thanks so much. >>> out west tonight firefighters are gaining ground on that massive wildfire burning in colorado. at this hour 57 major fires are still burning across the country. 50 of them west of the mississippi. the fire near colorado springs torched homes and prompted thousands of evacuations. tonight some evacue
tell us two officers noticed two men acting suspiciously around 11:30 last night in the fry road area of mt. vernon. when police approached the two men, they say they ran and a fight ensued and one of the men fired at the officers but missed. the officers returned fire, hitting and killing one of the men. we do have a crew on the scene and we'll bring you more information about this breaking news story throughout the morning. >>> at 5:03, we're also following a developing story in virginia this morning. did a tornado hit parts of the fredericksburg area last night? several businesses were flattened and four people were sent to the hospital, including two children, after some storms there. news4's melissa mollet is live now with more on the damage. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. whatever it was, it was very, very fast and furious. take a look here behind me. we're on fleming road here in fredericksburg. let me explain what happened. i know it is a little bit dark, but i do want to show you, back there, there is a white structure, a concrete structure, two stori
county are suspended this morning. anybody can use 66 or 270 during the morning rush hour. now let's get a check of the current problems we're dealing with on the roads. danella, good morning. >> good morning. right now, eun, still seeing a lot of traffic lights out, completely dark when you come to the sberkds intersections. treat them as four-way stop signs. a lot of debris still in the roadway. you may see fallen branches just blocking the right lanes, even the left lanes. stick to the center lane just to be safe and give yourself some extra time. taking the beltway, the outer loop of telegraph road, disabled vehicle in that area. if you're taking the beltway in montgomery county, in issues there. this is the view as you make your way traveling the outer loop as well as the inner loop of the beltway. no issues in montgomery county or prince george's county. and if you're traveling i-95 northbound in the hov lanes, at the occoquan, saw an incident in this area. if you're in the hov lanes 95 northbound past the occuquan you may see police activity. so just be aware of that. i'm going to
: it's a routine karen is used to -- feeding her cows -- but this usually happens later in the year -- october or november -- after the grass is gone. her pastures have never been this brown and barren this early. >> it's just devastating. it looks like what i count the desert. >> reporter: she has sold off 100 of her 250-head herd because she can't afford to feed them. the most severe drought in the state's history could soon claim her livelihood of three decades. >> if no significant rain comes, i'll have to go out of business. i just don't have any grass and won't be able to afford the hay prices. >> reporter: while government scientists say more than half the country is in some form of drought, this entire state is dry. farm equipment sits idle. there's nothing to cut and bale. the only real activity is at the sales auction, ranchers selling off cattle, a move experts say could raise beef prices by 10% over the next year. >> the bottom line is if we don't have cattle to produce calvk then we're not going to have a calf crop. >> reporter: in a dozen years this pond has never gone
and investment accounts and in the end is this what voters care about? with us senior adviser to the romney campaign, ed gillespie. then, the tax fight for the fall. will rates go up? and for whom? the president sets up a fight over the middle class. >> the fate of the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans will be decided by the outcome of the next election. my opponent will fight to keep them in place. i will fight -- >> a debate here this morning with two key senators, assistant democratic leader senator dick durbin of illinois and assistant republican senator jon kyl of arizona. and our political roundtable later, with insights and analysis, including the veepstakes for mr. romney. with us, republican strategist mike murphy. president of the naacp, ben jealous. anti-tax activist grover norquist. "washington post" associate editor bob woodward and democratic strategist hilary rosen. also this morning, a few minutes with bob costas of nbc sports, on the penn state sex abuse scandal. after this week's devastating report about who knew what, and when. >>> good morning. well you knew it was g
the highest tax rate of all of the industrialized countries. that makes us very uncompetitive. >> are you speaking about the olympics? are you concerned about our athletes wearing a uniforms that were made in china? >> again, i go back to -- let's don't politicize the olympics. let's look at why an american business felt it hood to buy those products, because they were cheaper than the ones he could make here. it's because of government policies here that make it more expensive to do business in the united states. >> so you're okay with ralph lauren? >> i'm not going to politicize it. i want to talk about the issue. the underlying issue is why did we make it so hard for american businesses to compete that they have to buy things from abroad? >> senator, go ahead. >> david, let me tell you, the bottom line is this, the outsourcing of jobs by bain capital to low-wage countries is an embarrassment to mitt romney and he's trying to distance himself from his own company that made millions of dollars for him. i would say to senator kyl, i hope that this week the senate republicans will join the
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